• McCaysville Mayor tests positive for Covid-19

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    McCaysville, Ga. – The City of McCaysville released an official statement this morning, April 2, informing the public that Mayor Thomas Seabolt has tested positive for Covid-19. The statement said that Seabolt is self quarantining at home for the next 14 days and when last spoken to he sounded “healthy and was in good spirits”. […]

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  • Update: Eight confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Fannin County

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    Blue Ridge, Ga. – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) confirmed that there are now eight cases of Covid-19 in Fannin County in its Thursday, April 2 report at 7 p.m. At this time, Fetch Your News does not have any additional details about the case.  We will bring you updates as soon as […]

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  • Voters urged to use Absentee Ballots in upcoming elections

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    Blue Ridge, Ga. – The Secretary of State (SOS) Brad Raffensperger released a statement urging Georgians to take advantage of the absentee ballot during this unique time in voting history.  According to statistics from the 2016 and 2018 elections 95 percent of voters in Georgia chose to cast their ballots in person while only 5 […]

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  • City of Blue Ridge declares State of Emergency

    Blue Ridge, Ga. – Blue Ridge City Council passed an official State of Emergency for all citizens and business owners within city limits. After discussions with several local and state agencies and mounting pressure from the public, an emergency special meeting was called and held via teleconference at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25. The […]

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  • McCaysville declares Public Health Emergency

    McCaysville, Ga. – The McCaysville City Council held an emergency special called meeting to address concerns from the citizens regarding the Covid-19 pandemic.  The purpose of this meeting was to declare a Public Health Emergency within the city and to lay out how city businesses and functions would be handled moving forward. “It’s only a […]

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  • Opinion: How Should Blue Ridge Proceed?

    Written By : Logan Fitts Athens, GA Atlanta, GA These are two cities in Georgia that see an influx in people from all over. These are cities that we see a lot of visitors come from. These are the cities that I travel to often. These are also the cities that have went under quarantine […]

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  • UPDATE 3/24/20 : Fannin County Closings and Postponements

    Blue Ridge, Ga. – (Updated 3/24/20 2:41 p.m.) Following Governor Brian Kemp’s announcement of the first death in Georgia from Covid-19 on Thursday, March 12, 2020, many Fannin County businesses and agencies are opting to close doors or limit hours to the public.  The hopes of Local, State and National agencies is to slow the […]

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  • McCaysville Police Department revises day to day procedures

    McCaysville, Ga. – Amidst the outbreak of Covid-19 many government services and departments are having to amend policies and procedures to adapt to an ever changing environment. Small towns are not immune to the stress that Covid-19 is putting on public systems. Many areas are responding to guidelines being put in place in an attempt […]

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  • Fannin Schools Release Guidelines for Operations During Closure

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    Blue Ridge, Ga. – FYN received the following letter from Assistant Superintendent Robert Ensley regarding how the Fannin County School System will operate.   Dear FCSS Faculty and Staff, To best meet the needs of our students, we are asking for the help of our faculty. All faculty and staff will have defined responsibilities so […]

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  • Transparency obstructed at McCaysville City Council meeting

    McCaysville, Ga. – Mayor Thomas Seabolt tried to bring to an end the reading of the monthly bills, as new councilmember Gilita Carter had done at previous meetings since taking office. Carter had stated in a previous meeting: “I’ve been coming to a lot of meetings and it always comes up, about paying the bills. […]

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  • Feb. 2020 McCaysville Police Department Activity Report

    The City of McCaysville Police Department Activity Report for Feb. 2020 297 calls directly to the police station  19 citations written  45 walk-in reports  84 warnings issued  74 traffic stops  86 dispatches to calls  9 arrests  11 CID (Criminal Investigation Department) Calls  2 DUIs   Click Here to see McCaysville Police Department Activity Report Jan. […]

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  • Decision to close schools not taken lightly

    Blue Ridge, Ga. – The decision to close all schools in Fannin County for the week of March 16 to March 20, 2020, was not a decision that was taken lightly. Administration and healthcare experts were present at the March Board of Education meeting to present the public with details leading up to the conclusion […]

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  • Update : Fannin County Tax Commissioner Arrested

     Blue Ridge, Ga. – The Fannin County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) has confirmed the arrest of Fannin County Tax Commissioner Shirley Sosebee. The arrest was made shortly after 4:00 p.m. on March 5, 2020. Warrants were issued for Sosebee on charges of Forgery in the First Degree and Violation of Oath of Office by a Public […]

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  • Local Candidates Qualify for 2020 Election

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    Blue Ridge, Ga. – Qualifying has officially ended in Fannin County, and many candidates came out to have their names put on the ballot for the open seats in the 2020 Election. The following candidates have officially qualified in Fannin County: Fannin County Chairman Stan Helton (Incumbent – Republican) Bill Simonds (Republican) James Hensley (Republican) […]

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  • Closings and Delays : Friday, Feb. 21

    CLOSED Fannin County Health Department Fannin County School System   DELAY Fannin County Courthouse – 2 hour delay Fannin County Department of Family and Children Services (DFACS) – will open at 10:00 a.m. Fannin County Public Library – will open at 11:00 a.m. Blue Ridge City Hall – will open at 10:00 a.m.   POSTPONED […]

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